Rich has a lifelong history with Teamsters Local 231. His father was a proud member of Local 231 working in the freight and moving and storage industries. Rich knows what it is like to grow up in a family of 7 people who were supported on one Teamster income, with wages and benefits that were fought for over decades. Rich started his career as a local 231 member in 1991 at Yellow Freight. He served many years as shop steward and was a trustee on the Local 231 executive Board for several years prior to becoming a Business Agent in 2010. Rich became Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer in September of 2012. He currently serves on the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust as a Trustee and was appointed to the Joint Council 28 executive board in January of 2018. Rich is also a member of the UPS Joint Council 28 and Western Region Negotiating Committees for the 2018 contract negotiations.
Rich represents: ABF Freight, Oak Harbor Freight, Peninsula Truck lines, United Parcel Service Bellingham and Burlington, Waste Management and YRC Freight.
Currently works at Mount Vernon School District.
Currently works at Waste Management.